Annual physical examinations are critical in helping to detect problems in our pets. Pets, especially cats, are masters of disguise and frequently hide their ailments until the disease has progressed significantly.
We recommend vaccinations to help prevent diseases and to keep your pet healthy. We tailor our vaccine protocols based specifically upon your pet’s lifestyle and risks.
Heartworm prevention is the key to keeping your pet healthy. Heartworm disease is extremely prevalent in the southeast and is spread to dogs and cats by mosquitoes inside and outside the home and can be fatal to your pet. Heartworm disease is easily and inexpensively prevented with monthly heartworm prevention, but can cost hundreds to thousands to treat. We recommend annual heartworm tests to ensure the heartworm prevention is working as expected.
The south is parasite heaven with warm weather prevalent throughout most of the year. Parasite control is also important to your pet’s health. Internal parasites including, roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, tapeworms, coccidia, and giardia can cause diarrhea, poor growth, anemia, and other health problems. Many internal parasites are also zoonotic, meaning that they can be spread to humans. Annual examinations and preventive medications can help control parasites.